So I haven’t been writing much here because I’ve had a lot of other things on my plate, and because I haven’t really felt clever enough to write much. But I thought that I might start posting a series on the economics of South Park, the iconoclastic and terrifically profane cartoon syndicated by Comedy Central. In almost every episode there is some plot wrinkle that references, explains, or satirizes something that can be understood in an economic sense. And of course watching episodes is amusing and a great stress relief. So stay tuned.
Since when do you care about profanity?
University of Virginia English professor Paul Cantor, who attended Ludwig von Mises’ NYU seminar as a young man, wrote an article on this subject for the collection South Park and Philosophy, which can be read for free here: